Masons ride to support their charitable mission

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Supporting Masons and their mission.

That was goal behind the 3rd Annual Widows Sons of Maine Ride for the Brotherhood.

Riders and Masons from all over the state gathered at Dysart's on Broadway in Bangor.

We spoke to Mason leaders before they started their journey.

They tell us proceeds from the ride go to the Masons charitable foundation.

"We spend an excess of $400,000 a year on charity in the state of Maine. And, events like this help make this possible and we're just thrilled that these men take that principal so seriously that they're will to come out no matter what the weather is to have a good time and to raise some money and help others," said Mark Rustin, Grand Master.

"It's an honor like it is every year. Being a free mason is one of the proudest things that I hold in my own like and like Mark says the charity work that we do, that's really what it's all about," said Dan Murphy, Low XII Riders President.

Kickstands went up at ten am Saturday morning.

They had a police escort down Broadway in Bangor.

Their plan was to ride to the Dover-Foxcroft area and then head back for a barbeque lunch.